Grand jury indicts Chadds Ford man in NHL copyright case

Michael P. Tremoglie Nov. 18, 2011, 12:12pm

A grand jury indicted a Chadds Ford, Pa. man, Michael Moore, 44, for copyright infringement of broadcasts of National Hockey League games, according to the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

The indictment alleges that Moore, during seven specific six-month periods between May of 2006 and June of 2010, infringed the copyright of NHL games.

The indictment also alleges that was a website which offered for sale DVDs containing recordings of copyrighted television broadcasts of games. Other infringed items included NHL team and player profiles - and other professional hockey leagues.

The indictment also alleges that was a website offering for sale monthly subscriptions which enabled subscribers to download an unlimited number of video clips of copyrighted television broadcasts of hockey games - and other copyrighted works such as team and player profiles, from the NHL and other professional hockey

The indictment alleges that neither site had the permission of the NHL or any of the other professional hockey leagues to reproduce or distribute these recordings.

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